Michael Jordan is no stranger to the movie business. Jordan starred in the main role in Space Jam in 1996. He has played cameos in numerous movies before, however, this time around he will once again make headlines with his upcoming movie Air: Courting a Legend. This time around Jordan won’t be seen anywhere in Ben Affleck’s productions. However, his Airness made a special request to Affleck regarding the cast.
Michael is the GOAT in the NBA, and even when he isn’t playing anymore he still intimidates numerous personalities. One of them would be Ben Affleck, who is producing the movie and playing Nike’s co-founder Phil Knight.
Affleck talked about his meeting with the Chicago Bulls legend about who would play the part of his mother. “I said, ‘Who would you like to play your mom?’ And he said, ‘It has to be Viola Davis,’” Said Affleck. According to People, Viola Davis was “flattered” to know that Jordan personally chose her to play the role of his mother, Deloris Jordan.
The upcoming movie is set in the 1980s when Nike was in its nascent stage and dominate the market. It is during this time that Nike landed Jordan as their star athlete in an endorsement deal. At the time Jordan was just a rookie and Adidas and Converse were dominating the market. At one point it looked as if Jordan was about to sign with Adidas. Nonetheless, Nike risked it and offered the rookie a more lucrative offer than the German brand was willing to give.
The “Air” movie is expected to release on April 5th, 2023
Affleck is set to release yet another movie with fellow co-star Matt Damon. The two most famously won numerous Oscars for their movie Good Will Hunting in 1998. They are once again teaming up to put together a movie about NBA’s greatest basketball player, Michael Jordan. The two have collaborated on the script of the film about Nike signing up their biggest asset, Jordan. The movie is set to be released on April 5, 2023.
Damon will be portraying Nike’s executive Sonny Vaccaro. The two have picked an excellent cast for honoring the movie. The trailer has kept the fans highly anticipated ahead of its release. The fans are excited about the release, as everything looks to be on point from the duo. This might as well be another Oscar-winning movie produced by the co-stars.